The International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) considers the youth an integral part of peace achievement, and a key player in shaping and strengthening Kenya’s democracy.
After working on the renowned TJRC report The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) sought an adoption of the report to make it relevant to Kenyans and most specifically, the youth. That is how TJRC and the ICTJ got to work together in 2011.
ICTJ is now on its final stages of adopting the report that will be released through a booklet dubbed ‘Learning from the Past: An Exploration of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Kenya’. The report intends to teach the young generation and Educators about conflict prevention, democracy building, and social cohesion in Kenya.
As ICTJ finalizes the report, it seeks to be all inclusive and to gather as many ideas as possible. It is with this intention that they will be holding a consultative forum at PAWA 254. Through the forum, ICTJ will engage the youth and get ideas on how they can be more involved in peace, justice and reconciliation initiatives, in light of President Kenyatta’s recent apology and call for TJRC recommendations to be implemented.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) is also interested in reforming the curriculum to include ways in which the youth can play a part in justice, social cohesion and peace issues, even in the classroom. ICTJ intends to meet the Curriculum Reform Steering Committee and share all the thoughts and ideas gathered from the event with the committee.
This forum is a good opportunity for you to air your views, suggest new ideas, and propose any changes in matters to do with peace and justice in Kenya.
You are invited to join the forum by attending this event that will be held at PAWA 254’s Mageuzi Theatre on Wednesday, the 15th of July, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Due to a limited seating capacity of only 50 people, you are requested to RSVP your attendance here